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Lectures, talks, heritage events, organised walks and other random geeky miscellany.


Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 14th Jan 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan’s urban future and rural traditions in WOW’s new digital art installation. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar)

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WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade
Japan House presents two installations by WOW looking at both the urban future and timelessness of rural Japan. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar)

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WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade Digital art encounters with Japan
Intrinsically bound to German identity and the upheaval that followed the First World War, Notgeld is a fascinating microcosm of public feeling in post-war Germany. (Ends on Sun, 29th Mar)

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Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
Glowing arches fill Granary Square at Kings Cross during the winter months. (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

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Space Frames
Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.  (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

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The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
Peeling back the surface of existence to reveal what lies under the skin. An exhibition exploring the unsettling beauty of the human body from the medieval age to the contemporary world. (Ends on Fri, 3rd Apr)

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Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity
The Tate Modern hall is filled with a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. (Ends on Sun, 5th Apr)

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Kara Walker
This exhibition shines a spotlight on the subject we’d all rather avoid, from ancient societies to modern day medicine. (Ends on Fri, 10th Apr)

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An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694. (Ends on Tue, 14th Apr)

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An exhibition about the man, the Christmas he created, and how he fell out of love with the season he helped to create. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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Beautiful Books: Dickens and the Business of Christmas
As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.  (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
This is the first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company
A display celebrating The Clash’s iconic London Calling – an album that rocked the music scene, serving as an anthem for London, Londoners and music lovers globally. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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The Clash: London Calling
Hidden London - The Exhibition takes people on an immersive journey of some of London’s most secret spaces belonging to the oldest subterranean railway in the world (Ends on Mon, 20th Apr)

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Hidden London - The Exhibition
A small heritage gallery in the basement of the Guildhall currently has three documents on display. (Ends on Thu, 23rd Apr)

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The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. (Ends on Mon, 27th Apr)

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This display brings together a wide range of palaeoart, from nearly 200 years ago to the present day. (Ends on Tue, 28th Apr)

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This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ends on Mon, 4th May)

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George IV: Art & Spectacle
To coincide with JMW Turner featuring on the new £20 note, find out about the variety of stock purchases made by Turner in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. (Ends on Fri, 31st Jul)

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Painting a fortune: JMW Turner and the Bank of England